Car problems often catch people by surprise and most aren’t prepared to pay for the repairs. Whether or not you have a warranty, these repairs can be expensive. This can be especially frustrating if you are supporting a family and low on funds.
Charities such as The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities may be able to help if the agency near you has funds available and you meet their eligibility requirements. Local churches sometimes offer financial assistance to members of the community as well so reach out to them for any assistance they may have available.
Applying for a grant from an organization called Modest Needs could also help you find car repair assistance. Applicants describe their situation on the website, where donors can find them and contribute. You can find application guidelines as well as success stories on their website.
These programs could be great ways to get help with your car repairs, but if you have a steady income and can find a flexible mechanic, working out a payment plan may be your quickest option. Though you’ll have to come up with the money on your own, you can avoid long applications processes. The important thing is to go to the source of help that is most appropriate for your family's situation.
By Alecia Stanton of United Family Network
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